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  1. factive(Adjective)

    Licensing only those content clauses that represent claims assumed to be true.

    You can't say he "discovered" that the moon is made of green cheese, because "discover" is a factive verb and the moon isn't made of green cheese.

  2. factive(Adjective)

    which does not know any falsities: which knows only truths.

  3. Origin: From fact and -ive.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Factive(adj)

    making; having power to make


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